Lamppa said he wants to take that debate one step at a time. The mile, he says, is the best chance to grab a foothold, maybe at the high school level and with a series of pro races around the country. Then, maybe the two-mile race. And after that, well, who knows where the movement might go?
"If they went to a mile in the Olympics at some point in our lifetime, I'd think that would be beyond our wildest dreams," he said. "That would be something that would be like, 'Wow, we really did do something with this mile event.'"
AP Sports Writer Pat Graham in Denver contributed to this report.
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